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way through great britain, where it is the story. we get to hear from rupert murdoch. tonight there's been another development in this. we begin with stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, good evening. >> good evening, brian. every day since this scandal broke, there seems to be a new bombshell. revelations, resignations, arrests. the last 24 hours is no exception. it's left people in this country wondering and worried what will happen next. london metropolitan police, the fabled scotland yard, is reeling after two sudden resignations of its most senior leadership. sir paul stephenson, the police chief, and his deputy, john yates, career policemen who are the latest casualties in the phone hacking scandal. scotland yard has been accused of mishandling the investigation into "news of the world," maintaining at times close relationships with the very people they were supposed to be investigating. police officers accepting bribes from reporters has allegedly been commonplace. stephenson and yates deny both any wrong doing on their part. >> i have acted with complete integrity and my con
cop resigned amid the phone hacking scandal in great britain. the head of the london police department, sir paul stevenson, resigned. he quit under intense pressure after it was revealed that scotland yard hired a former editor as a media consultant. that editor has also been arrested in connection with the scandal. >> i and the people who know me know that my integrity is completely intact. i may wish we'd have done some things differently, but i'll not lose any sleep over my personal integri integrity. >> british lawmakers are preparing to grill rupert and james murdoch. a parliamentary committee will question the duo about the scandal tomorrow. >>> today money will be flowing at the white house in the form of the nation's most prominent billionaires. president obama is hosting warren buffett and bill and melinda gates along with other members of the giving pledge. the giving pledge was founded by buffett and the gates family last year. it encourages america's wealthiest citizens to giving more than half their wealth to philanthropic and charitable causes. 69 individuals and their fa
arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdock's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she wawaarrereed. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, when much of the alleged criminal a
checklisted in critical condition. this should not impact commuter trains this morning. >> britain's serious fraud office said it is looking into starting an investigation into phone hacking investigations relating to rupert murdoch's news corp. london's metro commissioner paul stevenson has stepped down over the weekend rebecca brooks the editor of the now defunct news of the world was arrested and released,. >>> the white house is holding out hope a deal can still be reached by the deadline for raising the debt ceiling arrives but congressional leaders and the president are nowhere close to agreeing on how to do it. >>> president obama says he is willing to compromise in debt negotiations but republicans don't see much give in his proposal senate republican leader, mitch mcconnell suggested passing legislation giving the president authority to raise the debt ceiling. >> it says we the congress will not take responsibility or accountability for our own decisions it is a political answer, not a real answer to the problem. >> i am telling you house conservative members, they are not going to
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